After reading the horrible ricin letter, the third thing on my mind: On one hand, a large number of black Americans have a problem with gays; on the other hand, a black American is not likely to send death threats to gay establishments or residences. The likely person is a white male. Why do we know this? Why are we so certain it's not a black male? Even if the threat came in the form of a text message or email or postcard, we would immediately picture the sender as a white male from some remote part of Idaho.